KTC hosts Career Tech for local eighth-graders

Arlene Dupree addresses a group of DMS students at KTC Career Tech. Staff photo.

By Joey McWilliams

DURANT – The Kiamichi Technology Center in Durant was on display for eighth-graders from Durant Middle School on Friday.

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KTC hosted its annual Career Tech to bring students from middle school on campus to allow them to see opportunities that are available to them in upcoming years.

Arlene Dupree, counselor for the KTC Durant campus, talked about the the first of two times KTC busses in students to see the facility.

“Today, we have the Durant eighth-grade students coming to visit our classes,” Dupree said. “We want them to know that they are in school not only to learn, but also to get them ready for the next level. And we have some programs here that might help them get their certifications and connections to that next level.

“They will come again as sophomores and actually do work inside the classes. And again, it is to make connections and understand what we do and what they can do here.”

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Durant is one of 10 school systems in the area within the KTC Durant campus reach.

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